reg files don't register

Posted on 2006-04-23
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hello Experts:
I think this may be easy for you, but I can't figure it out.

I create the following text file and renamed it:  "Key.reg"


The equal signs "==="  are used to mark the start and end points
of  the file but are not part of it.
When it "runs" it opens in a text editor and nothing happens in the registry.

I tried diferent  ".reg" files with the same result. They don't register.
What can be happening here?
Question by:jaimexctsg
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi jaimexctsg,

    try putting just the following into a file


    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    I suppose your file type associations could have gotten changed?

    Open Windows Explorer
    Click Tools - Folder Options
    Click the File Types tab
    .reg files should be marked to open with "Registry Editor"

    Author Comment


    "Reg" file association was pointing to notepad. After fixing,
    After fixing also tried jay's idea and oit also works.
    So I am doubling the points and giving each an "A"
    LVL 48

    Expert Comment

    thankyou muchly :)
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    Great!  and thanks!

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